1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 28, 2021 11:19 AM by Alex Champion

    Looking for records of crewman John Francis Spellman Jr.

    William Schroeder Newbie

      Trying to find the crew lists for the first 8th AF attacks on Europe with A-20 Bombers. Looking for crewman John Francis Spellman Jr.  Researching my wife,  John was her uncle.

        • Re: Looking for records of crewman John Francis Spellman Jr.
          Alex Champion Scout

          Hello, and thank you for submitting your question to History Hub!


          We suggest you review this History Hub guide outlining available resources concerning Air Force and Army Air Force operations, resources which may provide some information you seek about Spellman, his missions, and the crew.


          Please also read this concise reply from Rebecca Collier to a similar question, which includes relevant guidance for the 8th Air Force.


          We also suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from NARA reference units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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